Small Appliances

69 Kitchen-Tested Products

Smart Ovens
Smart Ovens
“Smart” countertop ovens use advanced technology to take over cooking for you—or…
Published: July 2021
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Rice Cookers
Rice Cookers
With so many options on the market, which one is best? We cooked 50 batches of r…
Published: June 2021
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Breville Bluicer
Breville Bluicer
This pricey blender-juicer hybrid promises to save space in your kitchen. We ble…
Published: May 2021
Multicookers
Multicookers
After cooking more than 68 pounds of meat and 26 pounds of beans over two months…
Published: August 2020
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Air Fryers
Air Fryers
We cooked thousands of french fries and more than 50 pounds of chicken to answer…
Published: May 2021
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Sous Vide Machines (Immersion Circulators)
Sous Vide Machines (Immersion Circulators)
If you’re planning to plunge into sous vide cooking, we’ve got the best tool for…
Published: June 2021
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Soda Makers
Soda Makers
The best soda makers carbonate water quickly, easily, and effectively.
Published: June 2021
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Electric Can Openers
Electric Can Openers
Electric can openers make a difficult job easy, but some models are unreliable. …
Published: April 2021
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All-in-One Machines
All-in-One Machines
They outsell iPads in some European countries, but can these do-it-all machines …
Published: December 2019
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Electric Gooseneck Kettles
Electric Gooseneck Kettles
A quality gooseneck kettle is ideal for making pour-over coffee and other hot dr…
Published: February 2021
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The Best Mandolines
The Best Mandolines
A good, sharp mandoline can slice food beautifully. Which is the best—and safest…
Published: February 2021
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Portable Gas Grills
Portable Gas Grills
What’s the best compact propane grill for small households, tiny yards, or trave…
Published: February 2021
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Food Processors
Food Processors
Our longtime favorite is powerful and easy to use, but is it still the best choi…
Published: June 2020
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Breville Smart Oven Pro
Breville Smart Oven Pro
What does the “Pro” model of our favorite toaster oven have to offer?
Published: March 2020
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Air-Fryer Toaster Ovens
Air-Fryer Toaster Ovens
Can these countertop ovens successfully combine the functions of two useful appl…
Published: October 2019
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Car Camping Stoves
Car Camping Stoves
Wilderness cooking doesn’t have to be all instant noodles and oatmeal from a pac…
Published: February 2020
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Portable Outdoor Pizza Ovens
Portable Outdoor Pizza Ovens
A portable pizza oven that heats up to 700-plus degrees and turns your backyard …
Published: February 2020
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Coffee Makers Less Than $150
Coffee Makers Less Than $150
We brewed hundreds of cups of coffee to find out.
Published: October 2019
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Portable Blenders
Portable Blenders
Made-to-order margaritas at the beach? A smoothie for one after the gym? We’re a…
Published: June 2019
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Indoor Smokeless Grills
Indoor Smokeless Grills
Are smokeless grills truly smokeless, or do they just smoke less?
Published: October 2019
Induction Burners
Induction Burners
An extra burner may be useful during the holidays, but can it do enough to justi…
Published: August 2019
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Best Toaster Ovens
Best Toaster Ovens
We baked 10 batches of cookies, broiled 100 asparagus spears, roasted 10 chicken…
Published: August 2019
The Best Stovetop Griddles
The Best Stovetop Griddles
Making brunch is a cinch with a stovetop griddle. Which model is best?
Published: July 2019
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Small Stand Mixers
Small Stand Mixers
Can smaller, lighter stand mixers pull their weight in the kitchen?
Published: May 2019
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The Best Burr Grinders
The Best Burr Grinders
Coffee aficionados have long debated the best brewing method, but is the secret …
Published: January 2019
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Indoor Gardens
Indoor Gardens
Countertop garden systems promise to make it easy to grow fresh herbs. Do they d…
Published: January 2019
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Hestan Cue Smart Cooking System
Hestan Cue Smart Cooking System
This intelligent cooking set includes an induction burner that wirelessly commun…
Published: September 2018
Indoor Pizza Ovens
Indoor Pizza Ovens
Is a specialty appliance the secret to making great pizza at home?
Published: September 2018
Cuisinart Automatic Cold Brew Coffeemaker
Cuisinart Automatic Cold Brew Coffeemaker
Cold-brewed coffee in 25 minutes instead of the standard 12 to 24 hours: the rea…
Published: July 2018
High-End Blenders
High-End Blenders
We investigate the new crop of pricey blenders to see what you get—and whether i…
Published: January 2018
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Espresso Machines
Espresso Machines
Want to skip the lines—and the expense—at the coffee bar and get your espresso o…
Published: July 2017
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The Best Midpriced Blenders
The Best Midpriced Blenders
From burnt-out motors to cracked pitchers and smoothies that aren’t smooth, most…
Published: July 2017
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Mini Slow Cookers
Mini Slow Cookers
They may look like novelty items, but these itty-bitty slow cookers are more ver…
Published: May 2017
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Slow Cookers
Slow Cookers
Can machines designed for the same simple purpose—cooking food slowly enough tha…
Published: January 2017
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Food Dehydrators
Food Dehydrators
To find the best dehydrator, we purchased five models and set them to work creat…
Published: September 2016
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Best Ice Cream Makers
Best Ice Cream Makers
Home ice cream makers are well worth the money and counter space—if you buy a go…
Published: July 2016
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